Open web page on startup



cliffeh
07-09-2005, 10:17 PM
I'm not exactly sure where to post this message, so I'll start here. I have
a kiosk-type setup, with an XP machine that connects to the network via
802.11. On Startup, it runs an IE session in kiosk mode. The trouble is that
IE loads before the 802.11 connection is completed. This means that users
get a "Page not found" error. It's pretty straightforward to just Alt + F4
out of IE, then run it again, but is there a way to delay the starting of IE
until the network connection is complete?

Thanks in advance,
Cliffe Hodgkinson
NICHIRIN INC.

Jon Kennedy
07-09-2005, 10:17 PM
Here are some third-party solutions to delay the start of IE (or any other
program):

http://www.geocities.com/fcueto/Otros/delayrun_en.htm
http://www.r2.com.au/ - StartDelay
http://www.quantumriftsoftware.com/delayedstartup.phtml

Or there's the DIY method:
http://www.taltech.com/support/sw_tricks/launch.htm

There are others out there - just Google "delay program startup"
--

Jon R. Kennedy
Charlotte, NC, USA
jkennedy2@carolina.rr.com

"cliffeh" <hodgkinson@nospampleasegmail.com> wrote in message
news:%23tiDbilgFHA.3540@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> I'm not exactly sure where to post this message, so I'll start here. I
> have a kiosk-type setup, with an XP machine that connects to the network
> via 802.11. On Startup, it runs an IE session in kiosk mode. The trouble
> is that IE loads before the 802.11 connection is completed. This means
> that users get a "Page not found" error. It's pretty straightforward to
> just Alt + F4 out of IE, then run it again, but is there a way to delay
> the starting of IE until the network connection is complete?
>
> Thanks in advance,
> Cliffe Hodgkinson
> NICHIRIN INC.
>


Open web page on startup